Bolshoy Obukhovsky Bridge

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Coordinates: 59°51′13″N 30°29′34″E / 59.853609°N 30.492906°E / 59.853609; 30.492906

Bolshoi Obukhovsky Bridge
Большо́й Обу́ховский мост
Big Obukhovsky Bridge pylon.jpg
Bolshoi Obukhovsky Bridge
Carries Saint Petersburg Ring Road (4 lanes each bridge, 8 lanes total)
Crosses Neva River
Locale Saint Petersburg
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 2824 metres
Width 25 metres each bridge
Height 120.5 metres
Longest span 382 metres
Clearance below 30 metres
Opened 15 December 2004; 19 October 2007 (twin bridge)
Coordinates 59°51′14.7″N 30°29′32.65″E / 59.854083°N 30.4924028°E / 59.854083; 30.4924028

The Bolshoi Obukhovsky Bridge (Russian: Большо́й Обу́ховский мост, Bolshoy Obukhovsky most) is the newest (not taking into account the Blagoveshchensky Bridge rebuilt in 2007) bridge across the Neva River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is also the only bridge across the Neva which is not a drawbridge.

It is located in Nevsky District, in the middle stream of the Neva. It connects Obukhovskaya Oborona Prospekt with Oktyabrskaya Embankment. It is a cable-stayed bridge; the steel wire ropes are the key element of supporting construction.

The bridge is located in a part of the Neva that is difficult to navigate as the Neva bends after it. Interchanges are with the Oktyabrskaya Embankment on the east end and Obukhovskaya Oborona Prospekt on the west end. The first is built on thus far unoccupied right bank of the Neva, while the second one is complex to meet the design requirement that it could be squeezed into tiny plot of land between residential buildings on Rabfak Street and Obukhovskaya Oborona Prospekt. Also, there are a tram line and the railroad line from Obukhovo station to Obukhov State Plant located there.

The full length of the bridge passage is 2824 m, including 382 m long main span and ramps. The height of the main span is 30 meters.

The first part of the bridge was opened on 15 December 2004. It is an important part of Saint Petersburg Ring Road.

It was the first time in the history of the city when the name of the bridge was chosen by a referendum among residents of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast. Among suggested names were, for example, "Olga Berggolts Bridge" and others. The bridge is named after the nearby Obukhovsky Okrug, considering that there is Obukhovsky Bridge in Saint Petersburg already.

On 19 October 2007 a "twin bridge" of Bolshoi Obukhovsky Bridge, the second 4-lane part of it, was opened.


Trivia[edit]

  • In 2003 The Museum of The Cable-stayed Bridge, the only museum of one construction project in Saint Petersburg, was opened on the project site.
  • In December 2006 New Year tree was mounted on the just built left bank pylon of the second part. Because of the pylon it became the highest New Year tree in Saint Petersburg.

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